Lite Dentistry - Delivering affordable smiles in the COVID-19 economy
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the focus on everything ‘lite’. Staying lite is the name of the game today. It is no surprise that dentistry too is going through its fair share of liteness with the new kid on the block – lite dentistry. The pandemic, has seen patients think twice before spending their money. It doesn’t imply that they are not spending their money, but they are becoming more cautious and selective and spend on things that really matter to them.
We have seen that when clients see the life-improving impact and the benefits that comes with investing in a natural, beautiful and a confident smile, they go for it. The lockdown had presented us, dentists with multiple challenges. Many practitioners were surprised to see clients visiting them for a smile makeover immediately after the lockdown – at a time when most of us doctors thought that people would take a long time to feel safe at a dentist’s clinic after the covid assault!
In the quest for a great smile, many clients are at the crossroads for multiple reasons:
– Unable to decide between aligners, heavily marketed on social media on one side and ceramic veneers suggested by clinicians, many at times as part of the smile enhancement plan on the other side.
– Financially cannot commit to a full smile rehabilitation with ceramic veneers
– They have the finances, but are not prepared for complex or lengthy procedures or both.
– Their dental anxiety does not allow them access to extensive dental care.
“Lite Dentistry” is a perfect solution in these times. Conceptualized and curated by Christian Coachman from DSD, Lite Dentistry is a natural and logical outcome for our present times. Like what Charles Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats”.
What is Lite Dentistry?
Lite dentistry involves easy teeth movement followed by easy restorations. Yes, you read it right. It’s as simple as that. In between these two steps there may be some work on the gum line to give a good balance of pink and white in your smile (if needed) and may also add a touch of sparkle with some teeth whitening.
One may ask, now why would I have to move the teeth when they don’t trouble me? You may have to move the teeth into a favourable position to avoid further dental wear or balance the bite forces better to keep them for a lifetime. Once these easy movements are done, you complete the process with easy restorations that goes well with the shape of your face and personality. Both these steps are powered by “Artificial Intelligence” and the simplicity it brings to the table is astounding.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Lite Dentistry?
Anybody who needs A) easy teeth movements and B) easy restorations without having to undergo any complex or extensive procedures. The best thing about the entire concept is that one can preview these changes in just 5 minutes, using our artificial intelligence guided treatment planning and simulation even as an exploration without any kind of commitment into the treatment.
What are the benefits of utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Lite dentistry?
This artificial intelligence guided smile simulation not only shows the final outcome of the treatment without patient having to commit to the treatment but also helps us clinicians get valuable information about the treatment like where you are and where you want to be in terms of teeth positions, shape and volume of the restorations needed and if the gum line is in the right position or needs some minor mending. These artificial intelligence guided simulations makes clinical decisions very smooth and has a significant visual motivation.
Why Lite Dentistry?
Lite dentistry is a great alternative to expensive, time consuming, complex, and unpredictable dental solutions. It not only is an affordable and a minimally invasive solution, it also has both functional and aesthetic benefits.
Lite dentistry is a fantastic option to deliver high quality dental care to meet the expectations and the budget and patients no longer have to leave the clinics still feeling unhappy about their smile. We can help more people and change more lives!